NASCAR star Carl Edwards joined HLN’s “Morning Express with Robin Meade” this week to try his hand at sports anchoring and deliver an invitation to Robin Meade from NASCAR to sing the National Anthem at the Coke Zero 400 on Saturday, July 7th in Daytona. And she said yes! … [Read more...] about HLN’s Robin Meade singing national anthem at NASCAR race (pics)
By: Melissa S. Wollering Jared had better equip each driver with two footlongs for the 600km race at Phoenix International Raceway this Saturday---because we’re NIGHT RACIN’ boys. It’s also the signal to 14 straight weeks of racing, no weekends off! The picturesque mile-long, extra fat oval (more circle, less oval) is plopped right down into the mountains. Phoenix hosts … [Read more...] about NASCAR “Eats Fresh” with the Subway 600 Saturday Night
By: Melissa S. Wollering NASCAR drivers will use the spoiler in competition for the first time at Martinsville Speedway this Sunday since the new car’s debut in 2007. Martinsville doesn’t present any major handling issues, so the first real test probably won’t come until Texas later next month. But Martinsville is a paper-clip shaped short track and is one of Jimmie … [Read more...] about Martinsville Tests NASCAR Changes & Jimmie Johnson Fatigue
By: Melissa S. Wollering When a race track is half of one mile, you get a kink in your neck just from watching cars go round-and-round in a tiny circle. But Bristol—the World’s Fastest Half Mile—has a rich history in stock car racing and is hosting the Food City 500 this Sunday. The past three spring Bristol races have gone beyond 500 miles though; due to green-and-white … [Read more...] about Back in Bristol, the Toilet Bowl of NASCAR
By Paul Schmidt Watching the AMP Energy 500 on Sunday afternoon, I was struck by one thing: Good Lord, this race was boring. After a stern warning from NASCAR President Mike Helton that drivers would be heavily penalized, the first half of the race was marked largely by single-file racing. No two-deep. No three-deep. Everyone just lined up single-file, and went around … [Read more...] about Does NASCAR Actually Care About Driver Safety?